Officials in Alaska announced the state would see a large infusion of cash to help keep fix crews working on road and bridge infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the 7.0 magnitude November 30 quake.
There were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries, but people ran from offices and schools or took cover under desks.
"One of those earthquakes, a magnitude 7.8 natural disaster near Lituya Bay, Alaska, in 1958, triggered a landslide that sent water 1,720 feet up an adjacent mountainside, one of the highest recorded run-ups of a tsunami", the USGS says.
This violent seismic activity had pushed the American authorities to launch a tsunami warning in this zone but it was quickly lifted. And fire officials warned people to be careful as high winds expected later Saturday could send unsecured debris flying.
A powerful quake shook southern Alaska on Friday morning, buckling roads, disrupting traffic and knocking television stations off the air in Anchorage, the state's largest city, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that US President Donald Trump had been briefed on the quake and was "monitoring damage reports".
On Friday, a magnitude 7.0 quake struck southern Alaska about ten miles north of the state's largest city of Anchorage.
Employees who live north of Anchorage are being encouraged to take Monday off or work from home if possible to reduce traffic.
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Damage was widespread to buildings, homes, and roads.
Slaton ran into his son's room after the shaking stopped. "We live in natural disaster country. but this was a big one".
This aerial photo shows damage on Vine Road, south of Wasilla, Alaska, after earthquakes Friday, Nov. 30.
It happened seven miles northwest of Anchorage, the state's largest city.
Alaska averages about 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined. (Supplied) Southern Alaska is prone to earthquakes thanks to tectonic plates sliding past each other under the region.
In Anchorage, many traffic lights are out, contributing to traffic standstills along major roadways. "Everything that's not tied down is broke".
He grabbed the Betta fish and put it in another bowl.
"The main thought that was going through my head as I was trying to get out the door was, 'I want this to stop,"' he said. It had lasted several minutes and caused a destructive tidal wave across the entire West Coast, totaling some 130 casualties.